Hey Readers. Just when you thought you’ve read every post about the new Summer release, here’s one more to make your release notes cup runneth over.
I would have been sooner to the blogging party, but life as a solution engineer at Salesforce keeps you busy, so with a little bit of a lull I was able to catch up and put this post together for you. Like last time, I’m taking a break from the monolithic release recaps and just focusing on creating a more succinct and meaningful summary.
Hey readers. I usually do a big monolithic blog every time there’s a new Salesforce release. I like it; it’s a fun creative exercise. But after reading the release notes, which often takes a day or two, writing a blog that’s full of my trademark wit and pop culture references is really taxing and exhausting, it takes at least 20 hours of my time. I think writing my last tome about a Salesforce release broke me.
For this release, I’m going to scale down the wit and the pop culture references and give it to you straight.
Also, to be candid, I’m not wild about this release. It’s a lot of small stuff. But with Salesforce releases, I feel you often have to consider the long game. A release is usually lots of little things which head to the right direction, which in a release or two might be more more transformative. But if you like working with Flow, then each release will make you party like it’s 1999.
I’ve really fallen off the blogging train lately. My main excuse is I’m spending my free time playing guitar more than I ever have, and I’ve been rewatching a lot of wrestling from my youth. Thirdly, I’ve been slogging my way through reading Dune. I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie in a few weeks, yet I’ve never read the book. With about 100 pages to go, I can safely say it’s great and I recommend it.
The reason I bring up Dune is because Salesforce release notes are like Dune (the book): long, require an appendix, and are really a treatise about the environment.
I’m going to do something different in this post and place my favorite things in the release at the top of the post, and then give you the rest of my favorites things below. Fret not, this is not the beginning of this blog turning into a listicle content farm.
Are you vaxed? Are you waxed? Is your Salesforce sandbox previewed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your summer is going to be lit.
It’s going to be hard to focus this summer. With everything opening up again, focusing on work is going to be a challenge. We have all this lost time to make up and we’re going to feel compelled to spend our disposable income on things other than online retail therapy and/or projects around the house.
And if you’re in the Salesforce ecosystem, it may be very hard to focus this summer as there’s a lot of good stuff in this release.
Hey 2021! You look different. Did you start working out? How’s your mom?
I know I didn’t do a post for the Winter 20 release, but honestly with the delay in the Summer release and Winter coming out shortly after that, it was a lot to take in. But now that we’re in a new year and it’s been a few months since a release, I’m back on my release blog horse so to speak.
Crazy to think that Spring is around the corner, and that means baseball is here once again. I don’t know how this season will shake out, but I’m disheartened by some moves my beloved Chicago Cubs are making. I knew what it was to be a lovable loser for most of my existence, but to see these trades is a little heartbreaking. I’m debating watching the White Sox more because 1) their team is young and exciting and primarily 2) I don’t have cable and Sox games are on broadcast tv, and I’m not getting cable so a family of billionaires can get more money from me. Stop breaking my Cubby blue heart Ricketts family!
I’ve really digressed here.
As always, this post is not a comprehensive recap of what’s in the release notes; this is more a reminder for myself and my customers about what’s new and interesting. Also, I’m not covering all the clouds, but I go through most of them.